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On the 13th of September, the Smart Specialisation Hub in collaboration with DCLG’s Interreg Team in Cambridge, GCGP LEP and New Anglia LEP convened an Innovation Funding event to explore project ideas and potential funding routes.
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The Smart Specialisation Hub is pleased to announce the release of Mapping England's Innovation Activity, our latest data tool to map innovation activity across England's LEPs.
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Last month, team members from the Hub attended Public Sector 2017 in London. While there were many different topics being discussed, the team were there to hear from representatives talking about devolution and local growth and governance.
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On Friday 22nd April, BEIS organised workshop reviewing progress of the Wave 2 Science and Innovation Audits (SIA). Ross Burton, SEM for the Hub, attended.
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The Hub was delighted to accept an invitation to join and present at a meeting of the HIGHER Project, a collaboration of nine European organisations under the Interreg Europe Programme, which aims to improve the innovation framework and the smart specialisation strategies of different EU regions.
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The Government’s recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper leaves a large area of freedom for universities to get more involved with responsible innovation.
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The Government’s recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper leaves a large area of freedom for universities to get more involved with responsible innovation.
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This week, the Hub sent representatives to two very informative economic strategy events at Nesta at the RSA that discussed the social impact of the economy and investments.
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Last week, members of the Smart Spec Hub team attended Innovate East, a chance for the members of the team to find out what’s happening “on the ground”.
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As part of our run-up to our Annual Report at the end of this month, we are looking at existing examples of Smart Specialisation across the country, with next steps theory and practices from the Smart Specialisation Platform in Europe. Last month our Project Manager, Viola Hay, attended one of the sessions during the European...
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Last week, the Annual LEP Network Conference was held at Central Westminster Hall. It brought together 300 attendees from LEPs, Government, and other organisations. The event focus was on “The impact of LEPs to date”, with speakers from multiple industries giving their stories on how various LEPs have impacted the way they do business. There...
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Last week, two Smart Spec masterclasses took place at BioPark in Welwyn Garden City, and at the Business Design Centre in London. Both Smart Spec roadshows provided a background to Smart Spec, and give examples of how the process is taking place in some regions.
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